Mike Glenn

Mike is the founder and publisher of Save Newport and Chair of Government Relations for the Elks Lodge. He writes, shoots photos, and edits, but much of the time, he's just "the IT guy". He can be reached at: Google+, Facebook, or via email, at michael.glenn@devion.com

DUI Checkpoint on Friday

Newport Police

The Newport Beach Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on Friday, January 16, 2015 at an undisclosed location in Newport between the hours of 8:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. DUI Checkpoints are claimed to reduce drunk driving mostly by deterrent, but also serve to actively arrest those who are driving under the influence. This is a good …

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Fire Rings: We Have Finally Won!!

Family by the Fire Rings, photo credit unknown

Last night– we WON! In a council meeting regarding quite a few items– the most popular by far were the Fire Rings.  As speakers approached the microphone for about an hour and a half, the sides were evenly split.  Much of the talk was repetitive, with anti-fire-ring advocates labeling themselves as health advocates and damning the woodsmoke for its effects on their …

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Throwback: The Arches

The Arches - 1955

Here’s the Arches, circa 1955. (courtesy OCHS) Do you remember when Newport looked like this? We’ve certainly grown up a lot, but there is something to say for the history of this beautiful city!

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New Councils’ First Vote is a Big One

Newport Waste

The New Council will be meeting tomorrow afternoon for some very big issues.  First, during the Closed Session meeting they will be discussing the Woody’s Wharf scenario, and how to proceed with that. Second, they will be doing a second reading on whether or not to give approximately $7-10 million dollars of taxpayer land to a private organization for 7 years for the sum …

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Throwback: Castaways, 1955

Castaways 1955

It’s crazy to see this photo of Castaways from the mid 50s. Do you remember it looking anything like this? It’s just down the way, and you can still easily recognize this photo, but it really seems like a different world!

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Meteor Shower Peaks TONIGHT

Meteor Shower

REMEMBER: TONIGHT is the peak night to watch the Quadrantid meteor shower!  (It will continue until the 5th, but tonight is really “the night”!).  On a rare occasion to be sad about the full moon, you can do that tonight, as the moons brightness will wash out all but the brightest of meteors.  Still, there are worse things to do than …

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FREE RIDES on NYE

Drunk Driving

Don’t drive drunk.  Period.  This New Years Eve there will be FREE RIDES given through a variety of ways.  AAA is offering its annual Tipsy Tow service, which gives people a ride home up to 7 miles away, free of cost.  Give them a ring at (800) 400-4AAA Our local government is also kicking in some funds to cover the celebration …

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Balboa Fire and The Spirit of Giving

Photo of House Fire, by resident Abby Pearose

While it may seem that all was lost for Abby Pearose, the holiday season is the season of giving.  Friends set up a GoFundMe site, and have begun raising money to help Pearose rebuild from items as simple as clothing and shoes, as literally all was lost. If you’re unfamiliar with the story: When Pearose went to sleep the Monday before Christmas, he had …

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Dining Out on Christmas Day (Newport’s Chinese Food Guide)

Chinese Take Out Boxes

I know the struggles of dining out on Christmas when you aren’t in the midst of a mega-sized family reunion. To help people of different faiths and those with distant families, I’ve made a few phone calls for you, and this year some of our mainstay Chinese places have taken the day off. However, here are the ones I’ve found …

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“The Interview” to play at Lido Live

The Interview playing at Lido Live; photo by Jeff Delaney

America’s favorite almost-non-movie will be playing at Lido Live starting the day after Christmas!  Tickets are just $10 and the playtime is currently scheduled until at least January 1st.  Buy your ticket now and be the first in the free world to see the film that caused so much of a stir. Buy tickets here: http://lidolive.com/event.cfm?id=187120&cart Showtimes are as follows: The …

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